Names that are like music to the ears of any ski fan. Méribel, Courchevel and Val d’Isère make up a trio like no other in the world. These resorts lie in the heart of the superb Vanoise National Park. Here, “it’s easier to ski than to walk, you just have to let yourself slide,” remarked Émile Allais in 1937, the first Frenchman to win the world skiing championship and a founder of the École du Ski Français (Ski School of France). Over to you then to make the most of the Three Valleys and all their surroundings...
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. At the foot of the famous Face de Bellevarde Olympic slope, Les Barmes de l’Ours welcomes you into an elegant and traditional setting. Each of its floors features a unique and warm decor. The Michelin- starred restaurant La Table de l’Ours is renowned for its outstanding regional cuisine; while La Rôtisserie, under its large wooden beams, is admired for its spit-roasted meats. Lastly, it is in the relaxed atmosphere of the Coin Savoyard where a grand array of local specialities can be savoured. The Sofa Bar offers a wide range of drinks to enjoy by the fire; and you will also appreciate the cigar cellar, the bowling alley and its game room, the pro- shop services, the swimming pool and the 1,000 sq m spa, which is an ideal escape for relaxing both body and mind. Active and epicurean... there is something for everyone. ... Learn moreless
This is one of the region’s most popular itineraries: from mid-June to mid- September, the Vanoise glacier tour offers an incredible journey along marked paths amid the permanent snow cover. Allow seven days to complete the full loop starting from Pralognan-la-Vanoise, staying overnight in a serviced...Read More less
Established in the little village of Séez-Saint-Bernard since 1817, Arpin Woolen Mill keeps alive a family wool spinning and weaving business. Jackets, blankets, bags, cloaks, mountain knickerbockers and the renowned Draps de Bonneval are manufactured on century-old machinery some of which are included...Read More less
Known as sheer heaven for skiers and the alpine jet-set hotspot, the Courchevel resort is a magnet for all who love downhill skiing and hiking. Its 300 slopes make the resort one of the largest and most beautiful ski areas in Europe. Far from downtown’s luxury boutiques, the Creux red run and the black run named simply M are sheer schusshing pleasure. ... Learn moreless
In 1963, this was the first national park to be created in France. It stretches from the high Maurienne valleys to those in the Tarentaise. With imposing glaciers towering above, there are some 1,500 species of plants found here. You can walk the park along 500km of marked paths. In bad weather, head...Read More less
Thrill-seekers, climbers, and mountaineers will find themselves taking the vertiginous via cordata and via ferrata in the Vallée des Avals. Both the technical and safe routes can only be done with a guide. Hanging over the void, facing the Vanoise and Mont Blanc glaciers, the footbridges and rope bridges...Read More less
These bikes are called "snow bikes" or "fatbikes" due to the thickness of their tires. Developed in the mid-1980s to pedal in sand or snow, these bikes with oversized wheels are a real pleasure to ride. Perfect for outings as an alternative to snowshoeing, they are also used by the most daring on steep...Read More less
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Restaurant and hotel in the mountains. In an idyllic setting in the heart of the ski region of Trois Vallées, La Bouitte has opened its doors to a sublime and timeless mountain since 1976. René and Maxime Meilleur, father and son, have built with their hands a unique chalet, an ode to Savoy living. Comforting and pure, their cuisine is the perfect balance between simplicity and elegance, delivering a chiselled and mischievous interpretation of the region's best products. The wine list is immense and the evenings for oenophiles are not to be missed by those who love wine. The lounges and rooms, delicious cocoons sculpted in wood, and especially the very caring family atmosphere make La Bouitte a residence of incomparable charm. ... Learn moreless
Between December and April, Caroline Vincent, refuge warden and skier, provides visitors with the opportunity to discover the Three Valleys in a unique way by alternating backcountry skiing and ski touring with an initiation into Qi Gong, a traditional Chinese gymnastic practice and breathing science....Read More less
An ancient ritual celebrated in the valley every June 21, "l'emmontagnée" is a great festival that brings together villagers, farmers, and their herds. The cows and goats leave the village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville in the early morning and reach their mountain pasture between Les Menuires and...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.